Prices of medicines and medical services up

ISLAMABAD, November 08: The prices of medicines and medical services went up in October as compared with the preceding month – Disprin (10-tablets), Panadol (10-tablets), urine test (routine examination) and blood sugar test each recording a 1% increase, a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report says.

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Punjab Assembly: None of the bills on agenda taken up

ISLAMABAD, November 7, 2012: Starting two hours and 30 minutes behind schedule, the third sitting of 42th session of the Punjab Assembly did not take up any of the 11 bills on the Orders of the Day. The House also suspended the Question House for general discussion on the Supreme Court verdict in the Asghar…

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Increase in property-related FIRs

ISLAMABAD, November 6: Property-related cases increased 9% during the June-August 2012 quarter as 85 FIRs were filed per district in August compared with those registered in July (81) and June (78), says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Senate: First Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 6, 2012: Starting an hour and six minutes late, the first sitting of 87th session on Tuesday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only eight were present at the outset while 16 were there at the adjournment.

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1st Sitting of PA: Nine Bills Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 5, 2012: Starting two hours and 15 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of 42th session of the Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance of MPAs with only 34 (9% of the total membership – 371) present at the outset and 51 were there at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network. None…

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Lack of Quorum Persists

ISLAMABAD, November 5, 2012: Starting an hour and 35 minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of 42th session of the Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance as only 6% (22 of the total 371) MPAs were present at the outset and 8% at the adjournment due to lack of quorum pointed out by a Member of…

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Secondary schools lack basic facilities

ISLAMABAD, October 24: The government boys’ secondary schools monitored in September lacked basic facilities like libraries, playgrounds, physical training instructors, staffrooms and apparatus for science experiments, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Senate: Low attendance persists

ISLAMABAD, October 18, 2012: Starting 30 minutes late, the ninth and last sitting of 86th session met for three hours and 50 minutes on Thursday as it continued to witness low attendance of Senators. Only six legislators were present at the outset and 18 were there at the adjournment.

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46th Session of NA leaves 82% of agenda unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, October 17: The 46th session of the National Assembly was marked by the passage of the private member’s Abolition of Discretionary Quotas in Housing Schemes Bill amid low members’ attendance and late starts, while 82% of the regular agenda was left unaddressed, says Free and Fair Election Network in its preliminary report on direct observation of National Assembly.

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Senate passes the Drug Regulatory Authority Bill 2012

ISLAMABAD, October 17, 2012: Starting 35 minutes late, the eighth sitting of ongoing 86th session met for three hours and 25 minutes on Wednesday as it continued to witness low attendance of Senators. Only four legislators were present at the outset and 17 were there at the adjournment.

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